Canada Day Weekend Adventure - Part 3

The only thing that was disappointing about our trip was the lack of wildlife. I had really hoped we would see a lot of bears and moose and other critters along the way. Over the course of the first couple of days, I think we saw a handful of deer, but that was about it. Not a single bear. 

For the trip home, I had found a route through Moose Valley Provincial Park, that looked like it would take us along a series of logging roads west of 100 Mile House, back down towards Clinton. before heading out we stopped for gas and breakfast in 100 Mile House, and a last look at the visitor center. I got really lucky with some more yellow-headed blackbirds. 

 The visitor center at 100 Mile House, along with the world's biggest cross country skis. 

The visitor center at 100 Mile House, along with the world's biggest cross country skis. 

A male yellow-headed blackbird with a dragonfly.

He was a great subject, sitting on the cattail for a long time.

The drive out through the logging roads to the park was quite beautiful for the most part. There were stretches where clear cutting left the landscape pretty bleak, but in general it was quite a nice drive. The road got pretty crazy in places, and we were reduced to a crawl in a number of spots, and glad to have the high clearance and big tires of my Xterra.

 We didn't have much luck on the wildlife front. We saw a couple more deer, and did see one small black bear, but that was about it. It seems that ranch land and wildlife do not mix very well.

 Moose Valley Provincial Park is  supposed to be a very nice canoe route. This is the put in place, and there was not a soul around.

Moose Valley Provincial Park is  supposed to be a very nice canoe route. This is the put in place, and there was not a soul around.

After getting out to the park, we made our way back to the main roads, and started our trip back south. It was generally a pretty uneventful drive. Lots of nice scenery, not a lot of traffic and just a nice cruise towards home. There was one spot just outside of Lillooet that offered a great view up the canyon of the Fraser River, where we stopped to take some pictures.

A nice view up the Fraser River valley. I love the train tunnel on the right hand side.